4 TIPS FOR KOMBUCHA NEWBIES
AND THE ONE DRINK THAT WILL CONVERT YOU

 

You’ve heard the buzz surrounding the good-for-you reasons to guzzle kombucha, but you just haven’t quite been able to convince yourself to jump on the bandwagon. Doesn’t fermented mean rotten? And do you even need the extra probiotics if you already take a supplement?

 

We tapped New Orleans-based Molly Kimball, RD to answer all our burning kombucha Q’s, and get to the root of the hype around the wellness-lover’s drink of choice.

 

“I think when people hear fermented beverage, they think it’s going to be kind of icky,” Kimball says. “But I tell people that if they like carbonated drinks or champagne they’ll probably like it because it has that same light fizziness.”

 

 

 

THE BEST KEVITA FLAVORS, ACCORDING TO WELL+GOOD EDITORS

 

Probiotic beverages are the reigning it-drinks of the wellness world, and for good reason: They pack beneficial bacteria that may help aid in digestion. Score!

 

But with so many options on the market, it can be a little (read: a lot) overwhelming to land on your favorite. That’s why KeVita is a smart place to start. The buzzy—and bubbly—bottles are easy to find at just about any grocery or health food store, and are crafted with organic and non-GMO ingredients so you can sip with peace of mind.

 

But there’s another reason the probiotic powerhouse stands out: Its wide variety of wildly inventive flavors. A gut-friendly drink that reminds you of a mojito? Believe it.

 

To help you wade through the myriad of mouth-watering flavors, we held an (entirely unscientific, and entirely delicious) taste test at Well+Good HQ to narrow down Well+Good editors’ six faves. Think: One office, dozens of wellness-obsessed staffers, and many, many bubbly beverages. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

 

 

QUIZ: WHAT GUT-FRIENDLY BEVERAGE
IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

 

You know it’s a smart idea to incorporate a probiotic-packed bev like KeVita’s kombucha and bubbly probiotic drinks into your daily jam. But when you come face-to-face with the (seemingly endless) selection at your corner store, that’s easier said than done. Are you in the mood for a sip on the sweeter side? Something slightly spicy? More on the savory side?

 

We’re here to help, with a genius quiz to help determine your kombucha soulmate. Next time you’re on the aisle, start with your match and go from there (if you need a little help, Well+Good editors taste tested them all, btw). Your probiotic BFF is only a few clicks away.

 

 

ADD THESE TWO PROBIOTIC BEVERAGES
TO YOUR MUST-TRY LIST

 

If you feel like bubbly probiotic drinks are a permanent fixture in the hands of every trendy wellness woman, you’re not wrong: The buzzy it-beverages are basically a badge that declare, “Happy gut, happy life.” (New hashtag?)

 

But in all seriousness, it’s important to wade through the myriad options so you can be sure the concoction you’re sipping on is one with real ingredients cred.

 

Enter KeVita. The probiotic powerhouse takes the guesswork out with painstakingly researched formulas, transparent labeling, and only organic and non-GMO ingredients. Plus, its crafters go the extra step to ensure all its non-alcoholic fermented drinks keep the billions of probiotics alive from production to your lips—without any of the weird “floaties” you sometimes find in your bottle of kombucha.

 

And with billions of live probiotics packed into every bottle, you can be sure you’re getting your daily dose of beneficial bacteria to support healthier digestion (read: less bloat).

 

 

WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

 

You can find probiotics in supplements and some foods, like yogurt. Doctors often suggest them to help with digestive problems.

 

How Do They Work?
Researchers are trying to figure out exactly how probiotics work. Some of the ways they may keep you healthy:

• When you lose “good” bacteria in your body, for example after you take antibiotics, probiotics can help replace them.

• They can help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working the way it should.

 

 

 

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